Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Adams Birthday lol + whats new

I'll start with whats new...
We recently got back from our trip to IN, OH, KY & TN. Adam had work in TN and was nice enough to add some days and ton of money to the trip to let me see my cousin/best friend in the whole world, she live in OH. After a few days with her & her fiance and daughter we went to TN for Adams conference. We stayed 2 nights at a Marriott and then Adam moved us to the hotel where his conference was (the Opryland Hotel) for the rest of the trip. this place is massive!! I mean unbelievably HUGE! It had 3 areas inside that looked like the outside with waterfalls and ponds etc etc.. (9 acres total). Anyway, it's were the Grand Ole Opry is located now. While there we at at the Melting Pot for the first (and very last) time. $100 for dinner that we had to cook ourselves and not even enough to fill you up. We also went to the location of the original Grand Ole Opry.. and all I wanted out of the entire trip was to get a Shotgun Red puppet (just like the ones my grandma bought for me & my bro and brought back from her trip to Nashville when we were little).. and did i find one? NO! ugh.. rip off. (pics to come soon)

I've also recently overspent my scrapping budget (for 2 years lol) easy. I got a bunch of carts for $12.50 from along with some imagine mats for $4.90.. a new expression for $119 (mine is on its last leg :( very sad). And I got some carts from ebay.. and some imagine ink from for less than $20 each (both black & color).

We're getting all ready for Thanksgiving (and black Friday of course lol).. We go to Adams family at around 1pm leave there around 3pm.. (hopefully stop off at Michaels for their sales that start on Thanksgiving from 4 - 10pm on the way to my family).. drive to my family (45min - 1 hr drive from adams family).. get there at 5ish pm leave at 8ish pm and drop the girls off for the night with Adams mom so we can shop for black friday starting at Walmart at 10pm. I have not yet decided if we're gonna leave Harmony or not.. (I know its not extremely safe to take her bf shopping but... I've never been away from her certainly not over night and im not really sure I wanna do that yet).

Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving...

Now onto my project..
For Adams birthday I made this...

card - cut from Wrap It Up cart

this is a coupon book I made using the same papers.. i cut them using SCAL and my expression.. and punched holes with my Big Bite II and added a binder ring and tied some ribbon to the ring.

these are cupcake toppers (or in this case brownie toppers).. The tombstones worked so much better with brownies i mean it looked more realistic than it would have on cupcakes lol.. its like a graveyard of brownies lol.

I am entering these into the following challenge:

And one last thing.. if you've made it this far you deserve to read this part.. Im at 298 followers.. that means 300 is coming fast. Im thinking it's getting close to giveaway time. Once I hit 300 I'll do a giveaway so tell your friends :)

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day (and happy Thanksgiving!)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

cricut couple giveaway extension!

the Cricut Couple reached so many followers that now they're giving away another prize! A full sized cricut cake.. head over to see how to enter to win!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cricut Couple giveaway & Made it to Ohio

Head over to Cricut Couple's blog for a chance at some AMAZING candy!!!


We just made it to Ohio today.. and ... its snowing. lol.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Memories Suite Winner!

Well Sorry this is late I know I said I'd post on Nov 5 but.. I've been super busy making cookies and decor etc etc for Adam's grandparent's surprise 50th anniversary party.. (i'll post about that later this week maybe.. or perhaps next week sometime).

We're packing our bags tonight and flying to IN tomorrow.. Adam is teaching a class in TN and we'll be stopping in to visit Maile (my very best friend in the whole world!) and her Mike & Lei (her fiance & daughter). And then we'll be in TN for the rest of the time.. we wont get back until Nov 18.. but hopefully in the evening on the days in TN I'll have a chance to post at least a couple of times while gone. We'll see. Im very excited cuz I haven't seen Mai since... oh last summer.. (we go a year usually before we get to see each other)... and this is the first time she gets to meet Harmony :D .. she didnt meet Jayden until she was 9 months old and I didnt meet Lei until she was about 9 months old kinda sucks that we live so far away :(. But anyway.. I'll be gone and wont really have a chance to craft but I may be able to post some pics from the 50's anniversary party of some of the items I made.

Now onto the winner... I didn't have to use I had 2 comments both from the same person.. so Jackie Njeri you are the winner!! I will look for a way to contact you on your blog .. but please feel free to email me if I don't get ahold of you.. email at:

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Flashback Friday 17.0

The Flashback Friday challenge going on right now is for the 1st banner you made. And here is mine!

I made this in Nov 2010.. And still love it.. i think it turned out great! And the fact that its Jayden's middle name helps a bit I'm sure :).

Im entering this into the following challenge:

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Imaginisce is having a giveaway

Melinda is stepping down as the co-ordinator and wants to "go out with a bang" she's giving away the i-top 2.0, i-top 2.0 accessories, & the complete Bon Voage collection.. so head over to the Imaginisce Blog HERE to see how to win!

Purple Pumpkin is having a giveaway

Head over to Purple Pumpkin to see how to enter for a chance to win!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trim the Tree Cart Winner!

I had 22 comments (not everyone followed the rules).. selected #19

and that person is...

Congrats Barb & Bri.. you have 48 hours to contact me.

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Missed posts + Giveaway!

I just wanted to let everyone know I changed my blog URL a week or so ago and did not realize that my posts were not posting to everyones feeds until today. So I switched back to this URL I guess there's no good way to switch my URL .. if I do change this one I lose my feed and can't get anything to show up for my followers.. If I start a new one I have to have everyone switch to follow that blog :(. Its not a huge deal and the main reason I want to change my URL is because Im not just Jayden's mommy now.. Im also Harmony's mommy. I guess i'll just change the title and leave the URL to keep everything as simple as possible.

One post I'd like to point out and have you all know of in case you'd like to enter for a chance to win is my My Memories Suite GIVEAWAY!!! Please go check it out for a chance to win.

I also have a coupon code if you decide to purchase the software.. $10 off + a $10 gift code for the store. Just use coupon code: STMMMS63527 when checking out!

Other Posts that you probably missed:

Very sorry for any confusion.

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Christmas cart candy

Hey everyone head over to Candy's Craft Corner to see how to win these carts!